For Discovery Violations, Court Indicates Likelihood of Finding Agency Relationship Existed as a Matter of Law
Maggette v. BL Dev. Corp., 2010 WL 2010816 (N.D. Miss. May 17, 2010)
For defendant’s and counsels’ discovery violations discovered with the assistance of a special master, including failing to adequately search for responsive material and misrepresenting search efforts to the court, the court indicated a likelihood that it would find as a matter of law that an agency relationship existed between defendant and another entity implicated in the underlying accident claims. Accordingly, a hearing was set to address the possible sanctions as well as the implications of counsels’ actions for their involvement with the case.